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RLJ picks Pears as sales boss

Mike-Pears_6.9US distributor RLJ Entertainment has hired Mike Pears as its executive VP, content sales.

In the newly-created role Pears will oversee TV and digital sales. He joins from Cinedigm Entertainment where he was president of digital sales.

“With his foundational experience in the industry and leading role in the digital and cable/satellite VOD space, [Pears] brings a wealth of knowledge and strategic perspective to the exploitation of RLJE content,” said company president Sylvia George.

RLJ majority owns Agatha Christie Limited and also distributes series including UK drama Foyle’s War. As well as distributing its own series RLJ also works with international distributors including All3Media and ITV Studios.